BSB: Steve Day joins Eurosport as lead commentator

Steve Day swaps MotoGP for BSB this season after joining Eurosport
Steve Day swaps MotoGP for BSB this season after joining Eurosport

Discovery Eurosport has confirmed that Steve Day will take over as lead commentator for the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season.

Day takes over from veteran BSB commentator Jack Burnicle, who will now move over to Eurosport’s Motocross GP and World Endurance Championship coverage. Day will move into the BSB box alongside James Whitham.

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Day has spent the last six years as the lead commentator for Dorna’s official world feed for MotoGP, working alongside Matt Birt. He’s worked for Eurosport in the past as well, covering the World Superbike Championship at one stage in his 15-year career.

“I was 12 when I attended my first British Superbike race at Donington Park in 1996 and my love for the sport started there,” Day said. “This is an exciting moment for me to be a part of a great show as the championship has been thoroughly entertaining to watch as a fan during the past few decades. I’m delighted to be working with the great team at Eurosport again too. I can’t wait to get started.”

MCN contributor Greg Haines will continue to lead in the commentary box for the BSB support classes, with Matt Roberts once again leading Eurosport’s TV coverage alongside pundits, Whitham, Shane Byrne, James Haydon, and three-time champion Niall Mackenzie. Rachel Stringer will continue as the pitlane reporter.

“Steve is one of the most respected commentators in motorsport so we’re delighted to welcome him back to the Eurosport team,” Jamie Steward, Senior Director Production & Broadcast, Discovery Sports UK, added. “His wealth of knowledge will help expertly deliver all the twists and turns for which I’m sure will once again be a hugely exciting season.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jack Burnicle for his contribution and service to Eurosport’s British Superbike coverage over the years – without doubt he has helped make it what it is today. We’re delighted to have him part of our Motocross GP and World Endurance Championship programming this year.”

All 11 rounds of the 2022 BSB season will once again be shown live across Eurosport and Discovery+. Meanwhile, Quest will broadcast five live race days, alongside regular highlights of every round.

Highlights from every round will also be available on Discovery Turbo (Sky (Channels 161/188), Virgin UK & Ireland (Channels 256/156) BT TV (Channel 377) for the first time.